Nichelle Nichols, best known to thousands of Star Trek fans as Lt. Uhura, has suffered a mild Stroke. Nichols suffered the stroke Wednesday night while at home.
The Eighty Two year old was to appear at Eternal Con in New Jersey in June, but her current condition makes that appearances unlikely, as she undergoes tests to determine the effects of the stroke.
After Star Trek, Nichols went on to work with NASA to help recruit minority and female engineers and scientists and has served on the Board of Governors of the National Space Society. She also appeared in all six Star Trek feature films, as well as films like Snow Dogs, Are we There Yet, and the TV series Heroes.